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Consolidation Loan Investment Calculator (Canadian)

Getting a consolidation loan can do more than payoff your debt. You can create a sizable nest egg by investing all or a portion of your monthly payment savings. After a few years the results may surprise you! Use this calculator to see the results of paying off your debt and investing your payment savings. Click the "View Report" button for a detailed look at your results.

Consolidation Loan Investment Calculator (Canadian) Definitions

New loan balance
The amount for your new consolidation loan. The default amount will be the total of all your debts. You can increase or decrease this amount if you need to change the total amount of the loan.
New loan payment
The monthly payment for your new consolidation loan.
New loan interest rate
The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) that you will pay on your new consolidation loan.
New loan term
The term, in months, for your new consolidation loan.
Fees/dt>
Any additional fees required to receive your consolidation loan.
Use minimum payment
If you checked the "use credit card minimum payments" box, your monthly payment is calculated as 4% of your current outstanding balance. With the "use credit card minimum payments" box checked, your monthly payment will decrease as your balance is paid down. This can greatly increase the length of time it takes to pay off your credit cards. Uncheck this box to enter your own monthly payment that will remain the same until your balance is paid in full.

(We calculate your minimum monthly payment as 4% of your current outstanding balance. While your actual minimum monthly payment may be slightly different, this is one of the most common methods used by credit card companies to calculate minimum payments.)

Credit Card Balance
Your total current balances for a credit card.
Credit Card Interest rate
The annual percentage rate you pay for this credit card. The rate you enter is used to calculate the interest on all future credit card payments. The length of time to pay off this credit card may be much greater than calculated if you enter a low promotional interest rate that is only good for a short period of time. NOTE: This calculator compounds all interest monthly.
Credit Card Payment
This is your initial monthly payment. If you checked the "use credit card minimum payments" box, your monthly payment is calculated as 4% of your current outstanding balance. With the "use credit card minimum payments" box checked, your monthly payment will decrease as your balance is paid down. This can greatly increase the length of time it takes to pay off your credit cards. Uncheck this box to enter your own monthly payment that will remain the same until your balance is paid in full.

(We calculate your minimum monthly payment as 4% of your current outstanding balance. While your actual minimum monthly payment may be slightly different, this is one of the most common methods used by credit card companies to calculate minimum payments.)

Loan balance
Your total current balance for an installment loan.
Loan interest rates
The annual percentage rate you pay for this loan. Enter the current interest rate for this loan. This calculator assumes your rate will remain the same for the entire repayment period. We use this to calculate the interest you will pay on this loan and the number of payments that are remaining. NOTE: This calculator compounds all interest monthly.
Loan payment
This is your monthly payment. Enter the actual monthly payment for your loan, we use this to determine your payment totals and to calculate the remaining payments.
Remaining loan payments
This is the calculated number of payments remaining for this loan. It is based on your current balance, payment and interest rate.
Net cash
Total funds available after your debt has been paid off. This is the net amount of the loan pay off, it does not include any additional monthly payment savings.
Percent to invest
This is the percentage of your monthly payment savings you wish to invest. Any remaining payment savings is used to repay your loan. For example, if you have a monthly payment savings of $100 and choose to invest 75%, $75 would be invested and $25 would be an additional amount applied to your loan balance.
Rate of return
This is the annual rate of return you expect from your investment. The actual rate of return is largely dependent on the type of investments you select. For example, for the last thirty years the average annual rate of return for the TSX is about 10%. Savings accounts at a bank or credit union may pay as little as 2% or less. It is important to remember that future rates of return can't be predicted with certainty and that investments that pay higher rates of return are subject to higher risk and volatility. The actual rate of return on investments can vary widely over time, especially for long-term investments. This includes the potential loss of principal on your investment.